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Weighing just 2,5kg, South Africa’s first privately owned nanosatellite, nSight1, has been successfully launched into orbit from the International Space Station. Deployed on 24 May, nSight1 will orbit Earth and capture

Most do not associate Africa with the high-tech sphere of “space”. However, in recent years, many countries on the continent have woken up to the potential and usefulness of space technology. In sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria and South Africa are

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has apologised for its statement criticising the functionality of SA’s satellite SumbandilaSAt. Last week, the DA’s shadow minister for science and technology, Marian Shinn, lambasted the department of science & technology for its proposed investment in SumbandilaSat’s builder, Sunspace, which was approved by cabinet earlier this year.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has slammed the Cabinet’s decision to approve the department of science & technology’s proposed acquisition of a share of between 55% and 60% of local commercial satellite manufacturer, Sunspace.